Arousals and/or Wake Patterns Associated with Pheromones Administered in the Ambient Environment During Sleep

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By Joseph L. Lynch, III

This study is about an important scientific discovery: Humans may possess a true sixth sense. Perhaps a primal secret for thousands of years, the pheromone-dependent sixth sense seems to be a recent development in the scientific continuum. The researcher became aware of a growing body of research that indicated the possibility of interrupting sleep for the purpose of fire detection-awareness. The problem was not knowing if this was possible. No research had been performed to determine this. The purpose of this evaluative research was to determine if an ambient exposure to pheromones could cause awakenings in a defined group. To determine this, the following research questions were used: (a) Will bio-measurements confirm an ambient airborne exposure of pheromones? (b) Will pheromones cause arousals in sleeping subjects? (c) Will pheromones cause awakenings in sleeping subjects? To answer these questions, the researchers administered a pheromone called PH 15 and a placebo to sleep subjects in an approved study. This was performed in a sleep center utilizing a number of bio-measurements. The pheromone and placebo were nebulized into a room where ten males and five females slept. These two agents were administered during stage 2, stage 3-4, and REM sleep. All of the subjects were pre-screened to determine if they possessed a vomeronasal organ. The sleep records were scored by the standard Rechtschaffin and Kales system. EKG and cardiac frequency confirmed that the PH 15 did cause arousals (.020 overall Chi-square significance) in sleeping subjects and that the placebo responses were insignificant (Chi-square .796). There was also an insignificant number of awakenings experienced during the study. These findings were followed up with a t-test for paired samples to determine the magnitude of difference between the two. The t-test produced a .003 2-tailed significant P value. That P value confirmed the significant difference in the two fields. Knowing that the difference between arousals and awakenings is in the degree of sleep interruption, the research indicated that PH 15 had the potential of disrupting sleep patterns to the point of waking a sleeping subject. From these findings, the researchers produced fourteen recommendations that support additional research, education, product development, and marketing of pheromone-based fire detection-awareness products.